Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack. ( 73 reviews ) Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization. ( 82 reviews ) Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
Introduces Polaroids marketing campaign for the year 1964, including TV commercials. Produced for dealers. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Media: Photography: Instant Photography, Advertising: Television commercials, Sales: Training
Modern radar for passenger aircraft. Shows how man has always reached for vision of the things beyond his sight, beginning, perhaps, with the ancient sailor who first climbed the mast to see over the horizon. In modern times the quest has led to such airborne aids as the gyro compass, horizon indicator and radio direction finding navigational systems. Sequences on radar show its basics and how it works in modern planes. Director: Marvin Dreyer. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Animation, Radar, Aviation: Navigation
Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
The "I Like Ike" animated television commercial, produced by Roy Disney and Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon. ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Eisenhower, Dwight David, Presidents
Southwestern U.S. travelogue flies around in modern 1930s airplanes, stopping off at Albuquerque and an Arizona dude ranch, all the time focusing on fashions worn by its cargo of aspiring Paramount starlets. Excellent pre-World War II fashion footage in Kodachrome, plus documentation of affluent tourist destinations. Produced and directed by Harry D. Donahue. With Mary Martin. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Fashion, Aviation: Commercial, Travelogues
[The following titles and shotlists may be elsewhere on PA-0649; this description may therefore need revision after viewing.] Tape 0649 [New Film] [Untitled] Color Sound Ideal dolls commercial. Girls slumber party; VS little dolls with growing hair; great jingle �Hair that grows hair that grows from here to there, it grows� Tape 0649 [New Film] [Untitled] MPO Television Films, Inc. Color Sound Ideal dolls commercial. Girls slumber party; VS little dolls with growing hair; great jingle... ( 1 reviews )
B/W 1) 00:02:85 A husband helps his wife remove from the car an "antique" chair that she just purchased. He jokes that it looks like a dentist chair, which leads her to comment that Johnny only had two cavities, which she thinks must be due to their use of CREST. The husband then notices that the chair was made in The U.S.A. in 1951. 2) 00:34:31 GLEEM -- "Preventive Medicine for fewer cavities. Stannous fluoride plus stannous pyrophosphate". Close-up of an exaggerated... ( 1 reviews )
Theater advertisements for the first all-new automobile to be placed on the market after World War II, the Oldsmobile Futuramic. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Advertising: Screen ads, Automobiles: Advertising, Design
Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
Promotes a new console television that folds into a piece of furniture so as to conceal the all-seeing picture tube. We have the picture, but not the soundtrack of this film. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Media: Television, Furniture, Houses and homes: Interior decoration
Shows the development of transportation and communication, and the resultant bringing together of the world. Great footage of technological developments in transportation and communication technology. Great metaphor for early globalization theory in image of the planet shrinking. 23:21:17:14 VS poor rural Chinese children breaking rocks with hammers. 23:21:32:02 VS Over fifty Chinese men pulling large roller to flatten land for airfield; great shot Chinese boy guiding the roller looks into...
PA-0807 shotlist: 07:10:56:15 Philadelphia as seen across Delaware River. 07:11:07:23 Great shot from car on Delaware Bridge. 07:11:13:10 Pan up industrial building in Camden, NJ; Campbell’s soup water tower on top of building. 07:11:27:07 Aerial of Levittown, Pennsylvania suburbs; pan over Levittown suburbs. 07:11:43:24 Aerial Trenton, NJ.; VS bustling streets in 1950s downtown Trenton, New Jersey. 07:11:57:19 VS downtown Wilmington, Delaware in 1950s. 07:12:04:07 High-angle Bethlehem,... ( 1 reviews )
[The following titles and shotlists may be elsewhere on PA-0649; this description may therefore need revision after viewing.] Tape 0649 [New Film] [Untitled] Color Sound Ideal dolls commercial. Girls slumber party; VS little dolls with growing hair; great jingle “Hair that grows hair that grows from here to there, it grows” Tape 0649 [New Film] [Untitled] MPO Television Films, Inc. Color Sound Ideal dolls commercial. Girls slumber party; VS little dolls with growing hair; great jingle...
Three TV commercials; one set in St. Louis, Missouri, another on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, and a quick review of telephone history. ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Communication: Telephone, Advertising: Television commercials, St. Louis, Missouri
Promotional film for the Yankee network, a network of radio stations in New England with excellent shots of radio production and radio broadcasting. 10:01:38:29 Nice product placement MS “Scan-O-Scope” radio. 10:01:47:07 1950s to 1960s housewife sewing beside “Scan-O-Scope” radio. 10:01:54:00 From elevated angle camera looks down on man between two high-tech looking radios with many knobs dials between speaker box; man turns large knob tuning radio on right. 10:02:00:06 CU old fashioned... ( 2 reviews )
1) 00:04:85 "EVERYBODY NEEDS ENERGY-PACKED SUNBEAM BREAD" A wooden roller coaster zooms down its track. Two boys in cowboy outfits walking on a boardwalk. Close-up of a smiling boy on a merry-go-round horse. A merry-go-round horse with no rider. A boy in a cowboy outfit looking forlorn, sits on a bench and bounces a ball. Another boy in a cowboy outfit sits next to him on the bench, opens up a lunch box and hands the first boy a sandwich wrapped in wax paper. Close-up of a boy in a...